Behaviour is our medium..

After posting the presentation that Robert Fabricant (Frog Design) presented at Vancouver IxDAKevin pointed me in the direction of the live presentation below. It is a great watch and especially very inspiring for me as he talks about a lot of things i hope to be focusing on for my thesis. As interaction designers he see’s us as people with the ability to change people’s behaviours if you give them the right platform and inspiration to do so. The challenge is designing something that allows them to do so, how can you design something that will show us our daily behaviour, but on an emotional level, not just showing a graph on a screen of how much energy we are using or how much money we have spent, how do you create something that will actually inspire us to make those changes. What he is saying is very related to the emerging field of personal informatics, which is what i will be focusing on for the next 3/4 months at CIID, but working in the specific context of how people balance their lives, depending on what is important to them.


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